“Always the edge of the sea remains an elusive and indefinable boundary. The shore has a dual nature, changing with the swing of the tides, belonging now to the land, now to the sea.” The Edge of the Sea by Rachel Carson (1955)
Dear friends ~
I’m in Hawaii for a long stint of research this month, a place I normally regularly return to (and write about), but am four years behind on, thanks to pandemic. Fresh off visiting 40+ places in food and drink in Honolulu (yes, articles forthcoming), I went on to the Big Island for a slower pace, though still digging into food, drink and at a rum distillery and sugar cane fields. Per usual, friends new and old have made this visit incredible, deepening the long deep ties I’ve always felt on these one-of-a-kind islands with one-of-a-kind cuisine.
In addition to my regular articles at The Bold Italic, my weekly dining column reviews one restaurant each week. I welcome those interested to follow me, or even sign up for a membership for my articles at Medium, which partially goes to support us as writers. Follow or support here. I thank you.
Per usual, Im posting my daily research in dining and drink at @ThePerfectSpot on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.
Top Tastes Tributing Thai Cuisine, Women, Culture & Bold Deliciousness: One-of-a-kind Thai restaurant, Nari, from Pim Techamuanvivit and team, the full review.
Top Tastes Modern Indian Food (Still) Inspires: At ROOH SF, the full review.
Imbiber Distiller Bottle Column: I review rum, Cognac, gin, liqueurs, tequila, Irish whiskey, bourbon, vodka, RTDs (canned/bottled cocktails, tonics, syrups).
The Latest A Modern Russian Oasis in Noe Valley: My full review of the new Birch & Rye.
I am also available for consulting, moderating, leading classes and tastings and more (info at virginia-miller.com).
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